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SAN FRANCISCO -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment announced that its iconic game, Words With Friends, is kicking off a month-long initiative supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, #WordsWithHope. Each day in October on the company’s social channels, a word of hope and corresponding statement will be shared from inspiring people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, shining a light on the importance of screening and early detection, and honoring the warriors that have faced this diagnosis.

Joining Zynga and Words With Friends in this month-long campaign are well-known individuals across entertainment, business, sports and medicine:

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#WordsWithHope Participants


Participant                   Word               Artwork

Alanis Morissette   Courage

Alice Hoffman       Friendship

Alison Sweeney     Proactive

Amy Poehler       Friendship

Betsey Johnson     Prayer

Billie Jean King     Equality

Carol Mills       Daughter

Chandra Wilson     Familial

Deepthi Menon       Appreciate

Ellen Siminoff       Anatevka

EMM       Empowered

Jaclyn Smith       Girlfriends

Janice Roberts       Pluck

Judy Greer       Tenacious

Julianna Margulies   Resilience

Katie Couric       Research

Kendra Scott       Legacy

Melissa Gilbert       Breathe 

Melissa Rivers     Support 

Michaela Watkins   Presence

Mindy Sterling       Temporary

Olivia Newton-John   Thriver   

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Dauntless

Phuong Phillips       Future

Purnima Kochikar       Grateful

Regina Dugan       Up

Rita Wilson       Grateful

Roxane Gay       Tenacity

Sally Hawkins       Petrichor

Scott Hamilton       Blessed

Sharon Byers       Community

Sharon Lawrence       Breathe

Talia Balsam       Share 

Taryn Southern       Humor          

Trisha Yearwood       Prevention

To join in on the campaign, follow Zynga on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and follow Words With Friends on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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